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Business Services & Travel Senior Associate

Company: PwC
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

A career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you'll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations. As part of our team, you'll be responsible for the acquisition of services and capital equipment and goods. We serve as the relationship manager for both internal clients and suppliers by seeking appropriate solutions for all sourcing needs, creating, reviewing, and negotiating contractual arrangements through thought leadership, subject matter specialisation, and strategic advising.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Experienced in procurement strategies, tactics, processes, procedures, and systems. Demonstrated ability to: Collaborate with other Strategy & Sourcing staff and Procurement leadership to provide a consistent, comprehensive procurement process. Perform sourcing project activities in accordance with Firm guidelines and compliance with arm's length, transparent, and fair bidding processes. Interact with managers from Finance, US IT, Internal Firm Services, and the business units to identify requirements, coordinate supplier selection, and implement management strategies. Engage with department leadership, customer groups, and supplier organizations regarding purchase decisions and support creation or delivery of status presentations on sourcing projects with routine to medium complexity, visibility, and impact. Conduct routine to medium complexity sourcing projects/RFx's (Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI)) with the potential for global, cluster, and local territory impact. Support RFx's and contracts drafting, negotiations, and renegotiations of agreements with selected suppliers. Support implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related subcategories. Prepare, organize, and support structured supplier negotiations to achieve optimum cost and concessions. Achieve best value for the Firm consistent with ?win/win? supplier relationships. Apply commodity knowledge and commercial contracts expertise to negotiate and prepare sound, favorable contracts that preserve the Firm's position. Gather and develop documentation of customer requirements and specifications. Demonstrate and apply necessary negotiation skills at various levels internally and in the supplier community. Understand and utilize best practice methods and measures to ensure that the optimum balance of cost and quality is achieved in all contracts. Team with Operations, Methods & Tools team to ensure best practice protocols are being followed.

Keywords: PwC, Fort Myers , Business Services & Travel Senior Associate, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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